[JPL] "From the Plantation to the Penitentiary" - to The JazzStandard?

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org
Wed Mar 7 12:08:44 EST 2007


Hi Jim,

I have not heard the Dave Douglas recording yet.  I am anxious to hear
it however.  He has his own perspective and I like his work.

I would say that the Marsalis recording is very relevant today as we
look around our culture and see so many things going haywire, including
the art of romance.  This is message music as important today as
Ellington's "Black, Brown and Beige" was in it's day.  There are very
few artists (let alone jazz artists) that are really talking about the
things that Marsalis has chosen to address.  I believe that's one of the
reasons the mainstream media gave his latest project some attention.  

As for that reviewer, to give a work like this one star is just mean
spirited.  He should find another job in another business like say, a
hatchet man.  It requires little thought or empathy and you can be a
blunt as you want.  Okay, okay Jim; I just couldn't leave it at THAT! :)

Aloha,

Bobby

-----Original Message-----
From: jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com
[mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Jim Wilke
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 12:24 AM
To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List
Subject: Re: [JPL] "From the Plantation to the Penitentiary" - to The
JazzStandard?

This Week's JPL Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS


OK, got that, you're both Wynton fans - but what do you think of Dave 
Douglas at the Jazz Standard?  Have you heard any of it?  Or has he a 
strike against him because most major critics love him?  (Outside of 
Stanley Crouch, of course.)    Also significant, Douglas also topped 
the Jazztimes Readers Poll this year.

I'm playing both Marsalis and Douglas recordings, but I'm leaning a 
little more to Douglas.  I think it's more engaging for today's 
audience.  It has a grasp of history without being married to it but 
has a feel of being in the moment.

Jim


On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 08:47  PM, Jae Sinnett wrote:

> This Week's JPL Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
>
>
> Hmmmmm......one thing I'm absolutely sure of.......From a historical 
> and musical platform....I've learned so much more about this great 
> music from Wynton Marsalis than from anyone of his critics. In fact I 
> haven't seen anything from ANY of his critics that teaches me 
> something about jazz from their perspective that I didn't get from him

> already. I learn something about life and this great music every 
> single time I read an interview with him or listen to his music.
>
>   I hear this about him and that from folk that don't care for him but

> nothing from that perspective that gives me something that makes me 
> better as a jazz musician, broadcaster, educator or even a better jazz

> appreciator. It's always easier to take jabs at someone or to say so 
> and so is arrogant or dis his recordings or he thinks he's all that or

> I'm tired of hearing or reading about him - without bringing something

> to the table that's worth a shit from their own view point isn't it?
>
>   Jae Sinnett
>
> Bobby Jackson <ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>   This Week's JPL Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
>
>
> I gave James Hale's review no stars. I'll leave it at that.
>
> Bobby Jackson
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Wilke"
> To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List"
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 9:33 PM
> Subject: [JPL] "From the Plantation to the Penitentiary" - to The Jazz
> Standard?
>
>
>> This Week's JPL Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
>>
>>
>> Interesting ..... the DownBeat reviewer (James Hale) gave it 1 star -

>> 1
>> star! I'll leave it at that and you can read the review and take it
up
>> with DownBeat. We'll be watching to see what happens in JazzTimes....
>>
>> Meanwhile the same issue of DB (April, just out) has four reviewers 
>> in The
>> Hot Box all giving four star reviews to Dave Douglas' Live at Jazz
>> Standard, which is available by download only. I've heard some of it,

>> and
>> I think you should check it out - it's intriguing and inviting music 
>> and
>> a lot of it! All twelve sets played that week at Jazz Standard were
>> recorded and made available for download - how's that for confidence 
>> in
>> your band?
>>
>> If you've seen his band live, you know how they turn on an audience 
>> and
>> their audiences usually include a lot of young people. I'm adding
some
>> tunes from the sets reviewed in DB. www.greenleafmusic.com
>>
>>
>> Jim Wilke
>> Jazz After Hours, PRI
>> www.jazzafterhours.org
>> -------------------------------------------
>> This Week's Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
>> -------------------------------------------
>>
>> ON YOUR DESK THIS WEEK FROM SUMMIT RECORDS:
>>
>> TED HOWE ''Love Song'': The third release from Ted invites the 
>> listener
>> into a jazz time capsule of love songs. And as fans and critics alike
>> found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's virtuosic
piano
>> style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.
>>
>> Featuring the great jazz baritone Giacomo Gates and star of stage, 
>> screen
>> and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe delivers
a
>> beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards (Arlen, Van 
>> Heusen,
>> Porter) and originals; a perfect mix of instrumentals and vocals.
>> http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=477
>>
>> BOB FLORENCE LIMITED EDITION ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'': Featuring
>> Peter Erskine, Carl Saunders and Scott Whitfield, this all-star big 
>> band
>> offers the listener what they have come to expect from the 
>> award-winning,
>> legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet powerful 
>> arrangements
>> with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge of your seat. 
>> Spectacular
>> outing!
>>
>> Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE
>> honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by 
>> the LA
>> Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton.
>> http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=478
>>
>> Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375,
>> drjazz at drjazz.com
>>
>>
>>
>> To become a sponsor contact Devon Murphy at devon at jazzweek.com /
>> 866-453-6401 x3 or Ed Trefzger at ed at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x1.
>>
>>
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>
>> Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
>> jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>>
>> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>> http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
>> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>> jazzproglist-request at jazzweek.com
>>
>> You can reach the person managing the list at
>> jazzproglist-owner at jazzweek.com
>>
>> Delivered to: ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
>
> -------------------------------------------
> This Week's Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
> -------------------------------------------
>
> ON YOUR DESK THIS WEEK FROM SUMMIT RECORDS:
>
> TED HOWE ''Love Song'': The third release from Ted invites the 
> listener into a jazz time capsule of love songs. And as fans and 
> critics alike found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's 
> virtuosic piano style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.
>
> Featuring the great jazz baritone Giacomo Gates and star of stage, 
> screen and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe 
> delivers a beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards 
> (Arlen, Van Heusen, Porter) and originals; a perfect mix of 
> instrumentals and vocals. 
> http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=477
>
> BOB FLORENCE LIMITED EDITION ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'': Featuring 
> Peter Erskine, Carl Saunders and Scott Whitfield, this all-star big 
> band offers the listener what they have come to expect from the 
> award-winning, legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet 
> powerful arrangements with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge 
> of your seat. Spectacular outing!
>
> Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE 
> honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by 
> the LA Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton. 
> http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=478
>
> Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375, 
> drjazz at drjazz.com
>
>
>
> To become a sponsor contact Devon Murphy
> at devon at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x3 or Ed Trefzger at 
> ed at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x1.
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
> jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
> http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
> jazzproglist-request at jazzweek.com
>
> You can reach the person managing the list at
> jazzproglist-owner at jazzweek.com
>
> Delivered to: jaejazz at yahoo.com
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------
>  Get your own web address.
>  Have a HUGE year through Yahoo! Small Business.
> -------------------------------------------
> This Week's Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
> -------------------------------------------
>
> ON YOUR DESK THIS WEEK FROM SUMMIT RECORDS:
>
> TED HOWE ''Love Song'':  The third release from Ted invites the 
> listener into a jazz time capsule of love songs.  And as fans and 
> critics alike found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's 
> virtuosic piano style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.
>
> Featuring the great jazz baritone Giacomo Gates and star of stage, 
> screen and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe 
> delivers a beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards 
> (Arlen, Van Heusen, Porter) and originals; a perfect mix of 
> instrumentals and vocals.  
> http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=477
>
> BOB FLORENCE LIMITED EDITION ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'':  Featuring

> Peter Erskine, Carl Saunders and Scott Whitfield, this all-star big 
> band offers the listener what they have come to expect from the 
> award-winning, legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet 
> powerful arrangements with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge 
> of your seat.  Spectacular outing!
>
> Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE 
> honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by 
> the LA Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton. 
> http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=478
>
> Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375, 
> drjazz at drjazz.com
>
>
>
> To become a sponsor contact Devon Murphy
> at devon at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x3 or Ed Trefzger at 
> ed at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x1.
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
> 	jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
> 	http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
> 	jazzproglist-request at jazzweek.com
>
> You can reach the person managing the list at
> 	jazzproglist-owner at jazzweek.com
>
> Delivered to: jwilke123 at comcast.net
>

-------------------------------------------
This Week's Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
-------------------------------------------

ON YOUR DESK THIS WEEK FROM SUMMIT RECORDS:

TED HOWE ''Love Song'':  The third release from Ted invites the listener
into a jazz time capsule of love songs.  And as fans and critics alike
found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's virtuosic piano
style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.

Featuring the great jazz baritone Giacomo Gates and star of stage,
screen and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe
delivers a beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards (Arlen,
Van Heusen, Porter) and originals; a perfect mix of instrumentals and
vocals.  http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=477

BOB FLORENCE LIMITED EDITION ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'':  Featuring
Peter Erskine, Carl Saunders and Scott Whitfield, this all-star big band
offers the listener what they have come to expect from the
award-winning, legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet
powerful arrangements with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge of
your seat.  Spectacular outing!

Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE
honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by the
LA Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton.
http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=478

Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375,
drjazz at drjazz.com



To become a sponsor contact Devon Murphy 
at devon at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x3 or Ed Trefzger at
ed at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x1.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Send jazzproglist mailing list submissions to
	jazzproglist at jazzweek.com

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
	http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
	jazzproglist-request at jazzweek.com

You can reach the person managing the list at
	jazzproglist-owner at jazzweek.com

Delivered to: bjackson at wviz.org


More information about the jazzproglist mailing list